Manuela loves the color of her skin and sits out in the sun to watch it darken. Dreser uses a flurry of evocative words to describe the rich , brown color of her skin. Collages of the sea, sun, clouds, wind, and rain are accentuated with simple, poetic text and delicate drawings of plants, animals, and landscapes to create a fantastic array of images. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
K-Gr 2-In this award-winning book that celebrates the rich hues of our planet, Dreser compares the color of Manuela's skin to that of the natural elements surrounding her-the sun and the clouds, animals, places, and things of similar tones. It is a delightful story that is as colorful in its words as it is in its illustrations. A great resource for teaching the use of descriptive words and adjectives.
Irma Mirthala Garza, Blackshear Elementary, Austin, TX Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.